Modi sanctions Ex-gratia Relief for Assam Attacks Victims


New Delhi, Dec 24: Expressing grief over the loss of lives in the militant attacks on tribals in the Kokrajhar and Sonitpur districts of Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sanctioned ex-gratia relief for the victims.

The sanctioned ex-gratia relief includes Rs. two lakh each for the next of kin of the deceased and Rs.50,000 to the seriously injured persons from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund (PMNRF).

Moreover, Rs.86 lakh are being released to State Government from the PMNRF.

At least 68 people have died in the attacks in the Kokrajhar, Sonitpur and Chirang districts of Assam by the banned outfit National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB). The death toll may go up further as many have been wounded and being admitted to the hospitals.

With ANI inputs

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